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Today I wore the tiered dress I recently made from a vintage pattern to my internship at the art gallery:

On my lunch break, I visited the girls in my sorority and ate lunch with them. It was fun since I got to talk to everyone and hang out and meet the pledges a bit more. It was a nice break during the day!

Tonight I will be working madly on my homework. I have a lot of assignments that I would like to tackle this evening. Should be fun!

Off to go do homework!


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Oct. 12th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I love how the dress turned out. The fabrics are great!
Oct. 13th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
That dress. Is. Fantastic.

I want to commission you to make one for me! ;) I got a sewing machine for Christmas last year, but have barely used it. Do you think this is something I could do?

Do you know how lucky you are that you can make your own clothes? I'm so awed by that. I've been wanting to have that ability for a long time now.
Oct. 13th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
This is totally something you could make. Basically what you need to do is just try something - and then keep trying, and the more and more you work on it, the more and more you will be able to do. There are books on pattern making, and how to work on finishing a garment that will also give you tips on how to get better and better.

This is something that might interest you to work on a garment and get you started;


Vogue Patterns generally run for about $20 and this link will enable you to get one for free, with $3 shipping. It's a wonderful deal. Find a pattern that is labeled 'easy' to begin with, and then you can work on something that will not be too difficult to do, along with being stylish.

I'm also assuming that because you have a sewing machine you do know basic sewing. Have you ever cut a pattern before? Do you know how to clip a curved seam? Can you sew in a straight line? (lol - sorry, had to ask)

There is also a site called patternreview.com that has a bulletin board. You can post there and ask questions or just read some of the questions that are there and see if you can learn anything from those.

Of course you can ask me too if you have any specific questions. Garments made of cotton are easier to work with when you are starting out than jersey or satin. Other basic patterns like boxer shorts or aprons are also really great for starting out. I just mentioned the Vogue pattern deal cause, well, it's way too good to pass up!

I just typed a novel. Read this, let me know if you have any more questions. Wal Mart should also sell fabrics inexpensively that you can play around with!!

If these directions don't make total sense, well then, you will just have to come to NJ and I can give you a lesson here!! :)
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